Disney isn’t just feeding kids with radical sexual propaganda — they’re now bragging about it.
On the heels of Florida’s new law on parental rights in education, which prohibits educators from teaching sexual ideology to preschool through third grade, multiple executives and employees of the Walt Disney Company admitted their own personal missions to – up to 9 year olds with their own sexual ideology as much as possible.
A Disney executive boasted of its “not secret gay agenda at all” and efforts to “add queerness to” children’s programming, in leaked audio published Tuesday by investigative journalist Chris Rufo.
“Our leadership there has been so accommodating to my not-all-secret gay agenda,” said Latoya Raveneau, executive producer for Disney Television Animation. “I was just, wherever I could, just essentially adding queerness… No one was going to stop me and no one was trying to stop me.”
“Something must have happened lately — they’re turning it around, they’re going fast,” Raveneau noted. On Monday, Disney pledged to continue fighting Florida’s new law after speaking out against the bill before administration Ron DeSantis signed it (although Disney’s activism wasn’t enough to satisfy a handful of employees who were outraged that the mouse stopped working).
Another Disney employee, production coordinator Allen March, was caught on a video call promoting a “tracker” he uses to meet self-imposed quotas for LGBT characters on Disney’s “Moon Girl” TV series.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with the ‘Moon Girl’ team for the past two years and they’re really open to exploring queer stories,” March said. “I put together as a tracker of our background characters to make sure we have the full breadth of expression [with] all of our gender non-conforming characters.”
But having a quota was not enough to push his agenda. “It’s not just a numbers game about how many LGBTQ+ characters you have,” he continued. “The more a story is centered on a character, the more nuanced you get to get into their story, and especially with similar trans characters… kind of the only way to deal with these canonical trans characters, canonical asexual characters, canonical bisexual characters. is to give them stories where they can be themselves.”
Disney General Entertainment president Karey Burke spoke equally candidly about her plan to force her own sexual agenda on the eyes and ears of young children.
“We had an open forum last week at 20th [presumably Disney-owned 20th Century Studios], where once again home to truly incredible groundbreaking LGBTQIA stories over the years,” she said. “One of our executives stood up and said, ‘You know, we only have a handful of queer leads in our content.’ And I went, ‘What! That can’t be true,’ and I realized oh, it’s true, we have many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories, and yet we don’t have enough leads.’
In another clear reference to Florida’s law protecting 5-year-olds from sexual grooming in schools, Burke added, “If this moment hadn’t happened, I as a leader and we as my peers wouldn’t have focused on” more LGBT insert characters into Disney stories.
“In the future I definitely will be more, I know we will be,” she said, before pausing to fight back tears. She has also reportedly set a goal that at least 50 percent of Disney characters will be LGBT or racial minorities by the end of the year.
In the same appeal, Burke proudly proclaimed herself the mother of “two queer children actually, one transgender child and one pansexual child.” The ages of her children, whom she claims to be transgender and pansexual, are unclear.
In another leaked Disney call, “activism partner” Nadine Smith echoed conspiracy theories about Florida law. “We are responding from the reality that when they can erase you, when they can criminalize your existence, when they can demonize who you are, the next step is to criminalize you and take your children,” she said.
Never mind that the bill called “don’t say gay” by opponents doesn’t even include the word “gay” let alone criminalize its use or people who identify with it. Disney knows that the bill only protects very young children from bombing adult sexual agendas, and that no one who isn’t trying to care for children has good reason to fear the law. So Disney and his allies in government, corporations and the propaganda press have resorted to outright lying about the bill’s purpose and flaunting outlandish theories like Ron DeSantis wants to kidnap children.
Meanwhile, DeSantis dismissed Disney’s strange obsession with teaching kids under 10 about sex and the company’s simultaneous double standard as applied to communist China, where effeminate men are banned from television.
“Why is the hill to die up to have transgenderism injected into kindergarten or a gender ideology injected into second-grade classroom?” the governor said Tuesday. “In the meantime, if we had made a law forbidding talking about the abuse of Uyghurs in China, Disney would have supported that legislation because they won’t talk a word about it.”
Elle Reynolds is an assistant editor at The Federalist and received her BA in government from Patrick Henry College with a minor in journalism. You can follow her work on Twitter at @_etreynolds.